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FCA promotes Star Wars in L.A. with custom-wrapped Dodges

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will have three specially wrapped Dodge vehicles on the streets of greater Los Angeles this weekend as part of its partnership with Lucasfilm to promote the new Star Wars movie. ... Read More »

‘Tis the Season to Count Our Blessings

Don’t let the title fool you, as this isn’t the usual holiday fare. In fact, you may strongly disagree with who and what I count among the industry’s blessings. But let me explain why you shouldn’t.See, I believe we should all be thankful...

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Floods in ‘India’s Detrioit’ continue to disrupt car production, industry group says

Heavy rain in the southern Indian city of Chennai -- often known as "India's Detroit" -- will disrupt auto manufacturing because the ensuing flooding disrupted the production of components needed by carmakers, according to a manufacturers group. ... Read More »

Floods in ‘India’s Detroit’ continue to disrupt car production, industry group says

Heavy rain in the southern Indian city of Chennai -- often known as "India's Detroit" -- will disrupt auto manufacturing because the ensuing flooding disrupted the production of components needed by carmakers, according to a manufacturers group. ... Read More »

Dow Chemical, DuPont agree to combine in merger of equals

Dow Chemical and DuPont, two historic manufacturing giants with major roles supplying the auto industry, plan to merge in a deal that's the first step in a plan to create three new highly-focused businesses. ... Read More »

U.S. approves 2016 BMW diesel X5 for sale after EPA review

The EPA and California Air Resources Board approved the sale of the new 2016 BMW diesel X5 after government testing found no evidence of software to evade emissions standards. ... Read More »

S.C. GAP Law Takes Effect

COLUMBIA, S.C. — As of Dec. 1, F&I offices operating in the state have a new set of rules to follow when selling guaranteed asset protection (GAP). While the new law mainly clarifies what GAP is and does, it also defines when the protection can be sold.The...

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Ford to invest $4.5 billion in EVs, plug-in hybrids

Ford said it's investing $4.5 billion in electrified vehicles, betting on technologies that have struggled to attract buyers in the U.S. as fuel prices stay low. ... Read More »

Watch That Attitude

I’m sure you’ve heard a trainer or mentor utter the following at some point in your career: “Your attitude determines your altitude.” It’s a reminder that we must check our egos and personal issues at the door, because success can...

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The Average LIfecycle Close

Our question this month comes from T.G. in Fayetteville, Ark., home of college football’s Arkansas Razorbacks (It’s also a wild hog that can be found at Fayetteville’s annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ!). T.G. asks: “When trying to build value...

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